By Jack Goldstein
Were you aware Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or Greek Sphinx more often than not has a male face, while an Egyptian one has a feminine visage? the place does the Skunk Ape roam, and the way are you able to spot a Kitsune in human shape? Is Slenderman the main scary legendary creature, or is that honour bestowed at the fearsome Gashadokuro? This magnificent ebook comprises information of over 100 legendary beasts and mythical creatures, organised into different types for simple reference. no matter if you have an interest within the beasts of wherever from old Greece to modern day Africa, this is often the booklet for you!
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Valkyrie: riding upon winged horses, Valkyries choose slain Norse warriors from the battlefield as their husbands, and bring them to Valhalla, the hall ruled over by the god Odin. There, the warriors are served mead and prepare for a huge future battle. 87. Leprechaun: around the height of a small child, with a red beard and clothed in a green suit (although in older days the suit was said to be red), a Leprechaun spends his days making shoes. He is a magical creature who hides his coins in a pot of gold which is stored at the end of a rainbow.
87. Leprechaun: around the height of a small child, with a red beard and clothed in a green suit (although in older days the suit was said to be red), a Leprechaun spends his days making shoes. He is a magical creature who hides his coins in a pot of gold which is stored at the end of a rainbow. When a ladder falls over, a toe is stubbed or another ‘unlucky’ event occurs, it is actually the fault of the Leprechaun, who loves to play practical jokes on us. If you catch a Leprechaun however, he will grant you three wishes in exchange for his release - although choose wisely, as things don’t always turn out the way you plan...
It was said that only the smell of a weasel could kill the snake, which surprisingly was supposed to be only around a foot long. In later legends however, the basilisk appears to have grown in size; by medieval times they were said to be able to be killed by gazing at itself in a mirror, or by hearing the crowing of a rooster - leading to some travellers of the age actually carrying roosters around with them! The beast is even referenced in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, although he calls it a Basilicok.